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Four banks here robbed within the last month

by William Jones
From The Reporter

The FBI believes two of four area TCF Banks robbed last month were hit by the same man.

The TCF Bank at Jewel, 9424 Pulaski Road in Oak Lawn, was robbed at 5:49 p.m. June 22 by a man who claimed to have a gun, according to Oak Lawn police. The man — described as between 25 and 33 years old, 5 feet 10 inches, 200 pounds, bald, and with brown eyes and a dark complexion, and wearing a white, gray-striped polo shirt and blue jeans — entered the bank and handed a teller a note that stated “Robbery No Dye Pack Gun,” police said.

The man reportedly twice told the teller to give him the money and not to press the alarm. The teller reportedly handed the man $575, then took his note and exited through the west doors.

FBI reports indicate the same man robbed another TCF Bank at 3128 W 103rd St. in Chicago on June 29. He did not show a weapon, but again used a note to demand money from a teller, according to the FBI.

FBI spokesperson Cynthia Yates said the FBI does not release the amount of money taken, and refused to provide more details about the robberies.

A TCF Bank at 3960 W 95th St. in Evergreen Park was reportedly robbed June 16. The alleged robber was described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, 220 to 235 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The man reportedly entered the bank and told an assistant manager he wanted to open an account, then placed a demand note on the counter. He inferred he had a weapon but never showed one, according to the FBI.

Yates could not confirm whether the robbery was related to the other two. The man had a hood over his head when he entered the bank, making a description difficult, she said.

Another TCF Bank at 7910 Cicero Ave. in Burbank was reported robbed June 9. A male described as black with black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, roughly 40 years old and balding and wearing a blue polo shirt, blue jeans and black handkerchief presented a teller with a demand note and fled on foot, according to FBI Chicago. No weapon was shown, according to the FBI.

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